Community Planning

In the face of rising energy costs, global climate change and population growth, effective community planning that anticipates growth and future needs while discouraging sprawl and fosters efficient use of resources will be critical to the long-term sustainability of our region. Transportation planning to mitigate effects of sprawling development, promotion of in-fill and high density development (which are two cost- effective strategies for preventing sprawl development), preservation of open space, and protection of groundwater recharge areas are all critical issues that we must confront if we are to maintain and enhance our area’s quality of life. GRIP advocates for implementation of smart growth principles that support a stable economy and clean environment.

Photo: Dennnis O'Keefe

Town Hall Meetings on Silver City Comprehensive Plan

Town of Silver City to Update Comprehensive Plan Community Development Department Holding Input Meetings by District It’s that time again. The Town of Silver City is overdue for an update of the 2004 Comprehensive Plan, a tool to guide how our community will grow in the future, to protect important assets and resources, and to […]

Grant County landscape by Dennis O'Keefe

Grant County Trails Guide Available Online

Grant County Trails Group’s Trails of Grant County Walking/Hiking Guide features some of the easiest, most accessible and best loved trails and walking areas in both Silver City and in the Mining District (Bayard and Santa Clara). Also, Grant County Trails Group has produced Trails of Grant County, a film that features local Grant County trails enthusiasts out and about on […]

Economic Development & Public Lands – Pt 2 on Earth Matters Radio

To listen to the podcast on Gila Mimbres Community Radio, visit: http://gmcr.org/earth-matters-ecotourism-p2/

Community Planning Links & Resources

Center of the American West provides excellent information about growth patterns and trends in the Western U.S. U.S. Census Bureau provides abundant information about population, housing, economic factors and more on their site at http://www.census.gov/ Town of Silver City Community Development Department Town of Silver City Office of Sustainability Viva Verde Guide Grant County Planning […]

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Economic Development & Public Lands – Pt 1on Earth Matters Radio

To listen to the podcast on Gila Mimbres Community Radio, visit: http://gmcr.org/earth-matters-ecotourism-p1/

Nick Sussillo on Climate Change / Earth Matters Radio

To listen to the podcast on Gila Mimbres Community Radio, visit: http://gmcr.org/earth-matters-nick-sussillo/

2012 in Review – Pt 2 on Earth Matters Radio

To listen to the podcast on Gila Mimbres Community Radio, visit: http://gmcr.org/earth-matters-2012-in-review-pt2/

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